Oriana Walker

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2019-Nov 2019)


Oriana Walker is an historian of medicine and the human body. She received her BA in philosophy from Reed College and an AM and PhD in the history of science from Harvard University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Berlin Center for the History of Knowledge and Humboldt University, having formerly held Postdoctoral fellowships on the Wellcome project Life of Breath (Bristol), and at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Her work uses the history of the body as a space for exploring how imaginations of self and world are made and forgotten and, in turn, how these limit or expand human possibility.


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A Cultural History of Breathing